Matzoh Almond Brittle & Chocolate Matzoh Brittle
By Andrea Watman
Passover begins on the evening of Monday, March 29th 2010.
Every year this holiday evokes fear in those who love dessert.
Sponge cake, honey cake, macaroons and not much else.
At my house I gave up searching years ago. I served ice cream and fresh mixed berries topped with Kirsch (simple, delicious but predictable). However since then I have become adventuresome. I make Matzoh Almond Brittle and it receives a standing ovation. (Alright maybe they were just stretching after a heavy meal.)
I hope you enjoy these recipes – I have included two versions – one that requires making a caramel and one for those who like chocolate. The first one is a little more complicated because you are making a caramel – but it really tastes like peanut brittle when complete. The second one with chocolate is rich and just delicious. It is baked in the oven so you do not have to make the caramel in a sauce pan.
PS – I have to be honest I. I still served the ice cream. Some habits are hard to break.